Inspired by the famous sci-fi novel of Stanislas Lem, Solaris provokes with different means the same kind of fascination as 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film also postulates the problem of the machine and the future of humanity. Tarkovski shot a movie about love where the theme of communication is seen from a different perspective. It is not a propaganda movie disguised as an allegory. His film even broke with the tradition of the Sovjet film. For a long time, the mysterious planet Solaris has drawn draws the attention of mankind. An expedition is mounted to study life there. Chris Kelvin, a well known psychologist who travels with the expedition, suddenly materializes images and apparitions. The others are starting to see strange things too… .